UPDATE: Man faces murder charges for 11th homicide for 2014

By: Christian von Preysing Email
By: Christian von Preysing Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Tuesday afternoon officers found the body of 21-year-old Jennifer Casarez in the trunk of a car on Sanders Avenue.

Investigators say 22-year-old Abidaz Arce Martinez led them to the scene, near Memorial Middle School.

Police said they got a phone call from one of Martinez's family members alerting them about the incident.

Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza said Martnez confessed to strangling the woman and then led them to the vehicle.

"He actually took the detectives physically to where the vehicle was at and that's where we found the body," said Baeza.

The Webb County District Attorney issued an arrest warrant Tuesday evening. Martinez was taken from custody and arrested on a murder charge.

Baeza said the two were acquainted and not a couple.

Laredo saw three murders in 2013. The number of murder investigations in 2014 is now 11.

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